Greg, Shane and Ryan Go Big at the Maverick's Invitational
On Friday Maverick's rose to the occasion producing consistent 30 - 40 foot faces for the Body Glove Maverick's Invitational. Every surfer in the event put on a show, charging without fear of falling. There were many great rides and even more great wipeouts. Each heat was stacked with talented big wave gurus, but none more stacked than the final which featured Grant "Twiggy" Baker, Tyler Fox, Anthony Taschnick and three Billabong surfers: Ryan Augenstein, Shane Dorian and Greg Long.
All six surfers in the final caught some bombs. But none bigger than Twiggy's 10 point ride which included a very steep drop, leading Grant to the podium with the 1st Place trophy.
A big congrats to Twiggy and all the boys for a great event.
Shane put on an incredible performance winning his Round 1 and Semifinals heats with late drops on some of the bigger waves of the day. Photo: Pat Stacy
Ryan was also on fire, finding some of the steeper gems and making them look fun. Photo: Pat Stacy
Greg loves Maverick's and his knowledge of the wave was on display as he waited patiently for set waves catching everything he paddled for. Photo: Pat Stacy
Would you like this wave? Ryan on another bomb. Photo: Pat Stacy
This drop almost launched Greg over the handlebars, but somehow, someway he made it. Photo: Pat Stacy